Falcons RB Jacquizz Rodgers played 31 offensive snaps against the Buccaneers compared to Michael Turner’s 23. With the exception of Atlanta’s lopsided victory at San Diego, when Rodgers got extra playing time with the game in hand, it was the first time this season Turner didn’t get the most snaps among the running backs.
“We feel like Jacquizz is a very viable option to carry the football and has done a nice job for us,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “It has become more of the vogue thing to do, to have a ‘running back by committee.’”
Rodgers' role has increased in recent weeks, so he should be a sneaky start against the Saints on Thursday, especially in PPR formats.